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Cathodic Protection Co.

Limited Project Ref: 12/P16227

CATHODIC PROTECTION

TETCO GADARIF STRATEGIC DEPOT PROJECT

EXTERNAL TANK BASE SYSTEM AND INTERNAL TANK SYSTEMS

DETAILED DESIGN CALCULATIONS


Document Number: 16227-CP-03-DD

0 Rev. No.

28/03/2012 Date

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Venture Way, Grantham, Lincs, NG31 7XS, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1476 590666 Fax: +44 (0) 1476 570605 E-mail: cpc@cathodic.co.uk Website: www.cathodic.co.uk
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 1.1 1.2 INTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................ 3 GENERAL .................................................................................................................................. 3 REFERENCE DOCUMENTS..................................................................................................... 3

1.2.1
2 2.1 2.2 2.3

INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ........................................................................ 3


CORROSION CONTROL METHODS EXTERNAL CP ......................................................... 4 GENERAL .................................................................................................................................. 4 COATING SYSTEMS ................................................................................................................ 4 CATHODIC PROTECTION ....................................................................................................... 4

2.3.1 2.3.2 2.3.3 2.3.4 2.3.5


3 3.1 3.2 4 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5

DESIGN LIFE ..................................................................................................... 4 COATING BREAKDOWN AND DESIGN CURRENT DENSITIES ...................... 4 CURRENT DRAIN .............................................................................................. 5 CURRENT DEMAND ......................................................................................... 5 CP PROTECTION POTENTIAL RANGES ......................................................... 5
DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS EXTERNAL CP ...................................................................... 6 DESIGN PARAMETERS ........................................................................................................... 6 CATHODIC PROTECTION PHILOSOPHY ............................................................................... 6 DESIGN CALCULATIONS EXTERNAL CP .......................................................................... 8 CURRENT REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................................... 8 MMO ANODE RIBBON CALCULATIONS ............................................................................... 9 RIBBON ANODE BED RESISTANCE .................................................................................... 11 Ti CONDUCTOR BAR CALCULATIONS ............................................................................... 13 EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT RESISTANCE .................................................................................. 14

4.5.1 4.5.2 4.5.3 4.5.1


4.6 5 6 6.1 6.2 6.3

GROUNDBED VOLT DROP CALCULATION ................................................... 15 MMO RIBBON VOLT DROP ............................................................................ 15 CONDUCTOR BAR VOLT DROP .................................................................... 16 CABLE VOLT DROP ........................................................................................ 17
CALCULATION SUMMARY ................................................................................................... 18 SUMMARY OF INSTALLATION EXTERNAL CP ............................................................... 19 CORROSION CONTROL METHODS INTERNAL CP......................................................... 20 GENERAL ................................................................................................................................ 20 COATING SYSTEMS .............................................................................................................. 20 CATHODIC PROTECTION ..................................................................................................... 20

6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3 6.3.4 6.3.5


7 7.1 7.2 8 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 9

DESIGN LIFE ................................................................................................... 20 COATING BREAKDOWN AND DESIGN CURRENT DENSITIES .................... 20 CURRENT DRAIN ............................................................................................ 21 CURRENT DEMAND ....................................................................................... 21 CP PROTECTION POTENTIAL RANGES ....................................................... 21
DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS INTERNAL CP ..................................................................... 22 DESIGN PARAMETERS ......................................................................................................... 22 CATHODIC PROTECTION PHILOSOPHY ............................................................................. 22 DESIGN CALCULATIONS INTERNAL CP ......................................................................... 23 CALCULATION SUMMARY ................................................................................................... 23 CURRENT REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................................. 24 NUMBER OF ANODES BY CURRENT OUTPUT .................................................................. 25 NUMBER OF ANODES BY WEIGHT ..................................................................................... 26 SUMMARY OF INSTALLATION INTERNAL CP................................................................. 27

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INTRODUCTION 1.1 GENERAL This document is the design philosophy and detailed calculations that shall be adopted to provide the permanent cathodic protection system installed to protect the new tanks at the Gadarif Strategic Depot project. The requirements in this document apply to permanent corrosion protection by impressed current cathodic protection to the external surfaces of the tank base and by sacrificial anode current cathodic protection to the internal surfaces of the tank. 1.2 REFERENCE DOCUMENTS This section lists the codes, standards and project documents / drawings, which are applicable to the detailed design.

1.2.1 INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS


All CP equipment shall be designed, manufactured, tested and supplied in accordance with applicable codes of practice, British Standards, NACE and other applicable standards listed below:

Document Number BS 7361:Part1 NACE-RP-0193:1993 EDS-508 Revision A

Title Cathodic Protection, Code of Practice for Land and Marine Applications External Cathodic Protection of On-Grade Metallic Storage Tank Bottom Cathodic Protection Specifications

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CORROSION CONTROL METHODS EXTERNAL CP

2.1 GENERAL The corrosion protection system selected shall be based on a high integrity coating system in combination with a cathodic protection system. 2.2 COATING SYSTEMS The tank base plates shall be coated in line with the project specification. 2.3 CATHODIC PROTECTION The permanent CP system for the tank will be an impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) system. The design criteria for the cathodic protection system are outlined in the sections below:

2.3.1

DESIGN LIFE The design life shall be 25 years for permanent CP system.

2.3.2

COATING BREAKDOWN AND DESIGN CURRENT DENSITIES The current density below is taken from CPCL experience and international specifications:

Structure Surface Tank Bottom

Minimum Current Density (mA/m ) 20

For the protection of structure with elevated operating temperatures the minimum design current densities given above shall be increased by 25% per 10 C rise in temperature above o 30 C. All tanks will be at an operating temperature at 48 C therefore, a design current 2 density of 31.25 mA/m is considered suitable. For the purposes of the design the coating breakdown has been assumed to be a maximum of 50 %: Structure Surface Tank Bottom Coating Breakdown (%) 50

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2.3.3

CURRENT DRAIN The tank does not need to be electrically isolated from any foreign structures using isolation joints / flanges and polarisation cells as this is a close anode system. Where possible the tank should be electrically isolated from earthing / grounding systems and any re-bar used in construction.

2.3.4

CURRENT DEMAND The current demand for each tank is calculated based on the surface area and the applicable final current density for steel as given in section 2.3.2.

2.3.5

CP PROTECTION POTENTIAL RANGES The effectiveness of the cathodic protection system should be determined by potential shift. The following instant off or IR free potentials should apply in the case of all tank bases. The protection criteria for items in contact with soil are in line with international specifications and in summary: Steel in Soil -0.850 to -1.200 Volts with respect to a Cu/CuSO4 reference electrode. 100 mV polarisation shift. All above potentials are IR free or OFF potentials.

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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS EXTERNAL CP

3.1 DESIGN PARAMETERS

Structure to be protected

Two Gas Oil Tanks Two Gasoline Tanks One Fire Water Tank

Diameter

25 m 17.5 m 17.5 m

Coating Design Life Design Current Density CP Protection Criteria, ECU Soil Resistivity

: : : : :

50 % Coating Breakdown 25 Years Permanent CP 31.25 mA/m -0.85 V (IR Free) 100 Ohm.m

3.2 CATHODIC PROTECTION PHILOSOPHY The cathodic protection system for all external surfaces will be based on an impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) system and the design life for the permanent impressed current system shall be 25 years. All cable will be XLPE/PVC where running underground. Structure to cable connections will be by bolted connections. All junction boxes will be GRP and have a minimum of IP67 protection and be ATEX certified for use in hazardous areas. The permanent cathodic protection system for the tank base will be based by a close anode grid arrangement with a ribbon type anode. Temporary protection is not required as the permanent system can be energised upon completion of the tank.

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The tank will be electrically continuous from the remainder of any piping and earthing but as this is close anode system and there will be a containment layer hence will not be affected by any current drains. DC Power supply shall be transformer rectifiers to CPCL specifications. The current required is less than 5 A for the 17.5 m tanks and 10 A for the 25 m tanks and it is recommended that a 5 A or 10 A CP station is installed for each tank. Due to the high surface soil resistivity anticipated it is recommended that a grid type anode is installed at a minimum depth of 300 mm and maximum depth of 550 mm below the tank base in a mesh arrangement with MMO coated ribbon running in one direction and Titanium conductor bar in the other. The maximum current output of the anode is based upon a soil resistivity of up to 100 Ohm.m which would be as anticipated in this method of installation and backfilling. Impressed current anodes shall consist of a Mixed Metal Oxide (MMO) / Titanium ribbon anode with Titanium conductor bar to carry the current and connected via cable and a junction box to the transformer rectifier. The MMO ribbon is to be spot welded to the conductor bar at each intersection. Various power feed connectors are then connected to each of the conductor bars and to a cable which exits the tank to the junction box. The negative cable will be connected to tank via a junction box from the transformer rectifier unit at two points 180 from each other. Permanent reference electrodes and slotted monitoring tube shall be installed under the tank to allow effective monitoring.
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DESIGN CALCULATIONS EXTERNAL CP A grid of MMO / Ti ribbon and Ti conductor bar is the selected design for the installation of an anode below the bottom of the aboveground storage tank. The design of such a grid will be done by taking a simplified approach, which is based on the diameter of the tank, depth from the location of the anode bed, the ribbon anode width, and the cathodic protection current requirement for the given environment. The equations derived enabled the determination of the length of anodes and the anode bed resistance.

4.1 CURRENT REQUIREMENTS The current required for the external tank bases to be protected is shown below. The external surface area of the structure is calculated using the following formula:

SA = .r 2
Where for Gas Oil in first column then Gasoline and Firewater in second column:

r SA

= = =

Pi Radius Surface Area (m)

3.142 12.5 490.87

3.142 8.75 240.53 m m

The total current required can then be calculated using the following:

Itot = (SA.J .Fc )


Where, SA J Fc Itot = = = = Surface Area Current Density Coating Breakdown Factor Total Current 490.87 31.25 50 7.67 240.53 31.25 50 3.76 m mA/m % A

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4.2 MMO ANODE RIBBON CALCULATIONS The minimal total ribbon length, L, is determined by the current rating for the size and type of anode material selected:

Lmin =
Where, Itot Ia Lmin = = = Total Current

I tot Ia
7.67
1

3.76 0.019 201.0

A A m

Anode Current Output (A/linear m) Minimum Ribbon Length

0.019 410.0

The space between anodes should be adjusted to achieve uniform current distribution under the tanks. The MMO ribbon spacing is calculated by:

S mmo =
Where, Ia J1 S1 = = = Anode Current Output (A/linear m) Applied Current Density MMO Ribbon Spacing

Ia J1
12 10 1.20 12 10 1.20 mA mA/m m

MMO spacing restricted to 1.2 m for correct spacing.

The ribbon anode output is considered to be a maximum of 3 A / m then for standard ribbon this is

equivalent to 0.035 A (35 mA) / linear m for a lifetime of 25 years and therefore any value lower is acceptable.
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The lengths of the MMO ribbon anodes are calculated below using the following formula: Initial Spacing = 0.5 x (MMO ribbon spacing m) Subsequent Spacing = initial spacing + (MMO ribbon spacing m)

L1 = 4.S1 .(d S1 )
Where, S1 D L1 = = = 0.5 x MMO Ribbon Spacing Diameter of Tank MMO Ribbon Length 0.6 25 7.65 0.6 17.5 6.39 m m m

The length of cord in each row is calculated from the above equation.

Row Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Total

Spacing (m) 0.60 1.79 2.98 4.17 5.36 6.55 7.74 8.93 10.12 11.31 12.50 13.69 14.88 16.07 17.26 18.45 19.64 20.83 22.02 23.21 24.40

Length (m) 7.62 12.88 16.19 18.63 20.52 21.98 23.11 23.96 24.54 24.89 25.00 24.89 24.54 23.96 23.11 21.98 20.52 18.63 16.19 12.88 7.62 413.65

Spacing (m) 0.58 1.75 2.92 4.08 5.25 6.42 7.58 8.75 9.92 11.08 12.25 13.42 14.58 15.75 16.92

Length (m) 6.28 10.50 13.04 14.80 16.04 16.87 17.34 17.50 17.34 16.87 16.04 14.80 13.04 10.50 6.28

207.26

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4.3 RIBBON ANODE BED RESISTANCE The total resistance between the tank bottom and the bed of grid ribbon anodes without taking into account the mutual interference between the anodes is:

4 L2 R= (ln 2) 2L hw
Where

L h w R

= = = = =

Soil Resistivity Length of Anode Distance between Anode and Tank Ribbon Anode Equivalent Diameter Resistance

100 7.62 0.5 0.005 20.78

100 6.28 0.5 0.005 24.23

Ohm.m m m m Ohm

The resistance of each cord is calculated from the above equation and the total resistance calculated by summing the resistance of each cord. Thus the total anode resistance is calculated:

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Row Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Spacing (m) 0.60 1.79 2.98 4.17 5.36 6.55 7.74 8.93 10.12 11.31 12.50 13.69 14.88 16.07 17.26 18.45 19.64 20.83 22.02 23.21 24.40

Resistance (ohm) 20.78 13.59 11.26 10.03 9.26 8.74 8.38 8.13 7.97 7.88 7.85 7.88 7.97 8.13 8.38 8.74 9.26 10.03 11.26 13.59 20.78 0.458

Spacing (m) 0.58 1.75 2.92 4.08 5.25 6.42 7.58 8.75 9.92 11.08 12.25 13.42 14.58 15.75 16.92

Resistance (ohm) 24.23 16.05 13.45 12.13 11.35 10.89 10.64 10.56 10.64 10.89 11.35 12.13 13.45 16.05 24.23

Total (Ohm)

0.860

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4.4 Ti CONDUCTOR BAR CALCULATIONS The total length of titanium conductor bar is based upon an assumption that conductor bar separation should not exceed 4.0 m. The lengths of the individual Ti Conductor bar chords are calculated as below using the following formula: Initial Spacing = 0.5 x (Conductor bar spacing m) Subsequent Spacing = initial spacing + (Conductor bar spacing m)

L2 = 4.S 2 .(d S 2 )
Where, S2 d L2 = = = 0.5 x Conductor Bar Spacing Diameter of Tank Initial Conductor Bar Length 1.75 25 12.88 1.75 17.5 10.5 m m m

The length of cord in each row is calculated from the above equation. Row Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total (m) Spacing (m) 1.79 5.36 8.93 12.50 16.07 19.64 23.21 Length (m) 12.88 20.52 23.96 25 23.96 20.52 12.88 86.6 70.6 Spacing (m) 1.75 5.25 8.75 12.25 15.75 Length (m) 10.5 16.04 17.5 16.04 10.5

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4.5 EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT RESISTANCE This section proves through calculation that there is sufficient driving voltage in the CP circuit to enable the system to operate at its design current after the groundbed voltage, cable volt drops and other losses have been taken into consideration. The total system volt drop is the sum of the following components: Groundbed volt drop MMO Ribbon volt drop Conductor bar volt drop Cable volt drop Back EMF and other losses

For the CP to be effective this total must be equal to or less than the voltage of the Transformer Rectifier. This can be expressed in the following formula:

V (vd1)+V (vd 2)+V (vd 3)+V (vd 4)+Vlosses VTR


4.6 0.005 0.192 5.45 4.0 14.23 24 4.3 0.005 0.092 2.73 4.0 11.13 24 V V V V V V V

Where, V(vd1) V(vd2) V(vd3) V(vd4) Vlosses VTotal VTR = = = = = = = Groundbed Volt Drop MMO Ribbon Volt Drop Conductor Bar Volt Drop Cable Volt Drop Back EMF and Structure Losses Total Voltage Transformer Rectifier Voltage

See below for calculations of each component

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4.5.1

GROUNDBED VOLT DROP CALCULATION

The groundbed volt drop is a combination of the following components: Groundbed to earth resistance Groundbed current

This can be expressed in the following formula:

V ( vd1) = RGB. Itot


Where, RGB Itot V(vd1) = = = Groundbed Resistance to Earth Total Current Groundbed Volt Drop 0.458 10 4.6 0.860 5 4.3 Ohm A V

4.5.2

MMO RIBBON VOLT DROP

The MMO ribbon volt drop is calculated using the following formula:

V ( vd 2 ) = I .R.L
Where, I R L V(vd2) = = = = MMO Ribbon Load / m Resistance of MMO Ribbon Length of MMO Ribbon MMO Ribbon Volt Drop
2

0.021 0.138 1.79 0.005

0.02 0.138 1.75 0.005

A Ohm/m m V

Where the load is the current required for half the distance between two conductor bars.

I = I tot / L1 /(0.5.S 2 )
Where, Itot L1 S2 I = = = = Total Current Total Length of MMO Ribbon Spacing of Conductor Bar MMO Ribbon Load / m 10 413.65 3.5 0.014 5 207.26 3.5 0.014 A m m A

Data from MMO anode manufacture


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4.5.3

CONDUCTOR BAR VOLT DROP

The Conductor Bar volt drop is calculated using the following formula:

V ( vd 3) = I .R.L
Where, I R L V(vd2) = = = = Load Resistance of Conductor Bar Length of Conductor Bar MMO Ribbon Volt Drop
3

0.223 0.069 12.50 0.192

0.152 0.069 9.75 0.092

A Ohm/m m V

Where the load is the current required for half the length of the longest conductor bar (worst case).

I = I tot / L2 /(0.5.L3 )
Where, Itot L2 L3 I = = = = Total Current Total Length of conductor Bar Length of Longest conductor Bar Conductor Bar Load / m 10 139.7 25 0.006 5 70.6 17.5 0.008 A m m A

Data from conductor bar manufacture


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4.5.1

CABLE VOLT DROP

Cable volt drops are calculated using the following formula:

V(vd 4) = V1 + V2 + V3 + V4
Where, V1 V2 V3 V4 V(vd4) = = = = = Main Positive Cable Volt Drop Main Negative Cable Volt Drop Powerfeed Cable Volt Drop Negative Cable Volt Drop Cable Volt Drop 1.05 1.05 2.3 1.05 5.45 V V V V V

Individual cable volt drops are calculated using the following formula:

Vvd = (Rcab / 1000).Lcab .I cab


Where, RCab Lcab Icab Vvd = = = = Resistance of Cable Length of Cable Current in Cable Cable Volt Drop
4

0.524 200 10 1.1

0.524 200 5 0.524

Ohm/km m A V

The volt drop of each cable is calculated from the above equation. RCab V1 V2 V3 V4 0.524 0.524 1.15 0.524 Lcab 100 100 100 100 Icab 10 10 10 10 Vvd 1.05 1.05 2.3 1.05

From cable manufacturers


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4.6 CALCULATION SUMMARY Parameter SA Itot Lmin L1 S1 L2 S2 VTotal VTR = = = = = = = = = Surface Area (m) Total Current Minimum Ribbon Length Actual Ribbon Length MMO Ribbon Spacing Conductor Bar Length Conductor Bar Spacing Total Voltage Drop Transformer Rectifier Voltage 25 m 490.87 10 414 414 1.2 139.7 3.6 15 24 17.5 m 240.53 5 208 208 1.2 70.6 3.5 12 24 Unit m A m m m m m V V

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SUMMARY OF INSTALLATION EXTERNAL CP In summary the CP system and groundbed will be sized as follows:

Item Permanent CP Station Transformer Rectifier Voltage Transformer Rectifier Current MMO Ribbon Length Powerfeed Number Powerfeed Cable Size Powerfeed Cable Length Feeder Cable Size Total Feeder Length (including 20 % spare for routing) Number of Reference Electrodes

25 m 2 24 V 10 A 414 m 7 16 mm
2

17.5 m 3 24 V 5A 208 m 5 16 mm
2

150 m 35 mm 200 5
2

100 m 35 mm 200 5
2

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CORROSION CONTROL METHODS INTERNAL CP

6.1 GENERAL The corrosion protection system selected shall be based on a high integrity coating system in combination with a cathodic protection system. 6.2 COATING SYSTEMS The tank shall be coated internally in line with project specifications. 6.3 CATHODIC PROTECTION The permanent CP system for the tanks will be a sacrificial anode cathodic protection (SACP) system. The design criteria for the cathodic protection system are outlined in the sections below:

6.3.1

DESIGN LIFE The design life shall be 25 years for sacrificial anodes.

6.3.2

COATING BREAKDOWN AND DESIGN CURRENT DENSITIES The current density below is taken from CPCL experience and international specifications: Structure Surface Tank Internals Minimum Current Density (mA/m ) 100
2

For the protection of structure with elevated operating temperatures the minimum design current densities given above shall be increased by 25% per 10 C rise in temperature above 30 C. All tanks will be at an operating temperature at 48 C therefore, a design current density of 2 156.25 mA/m is considered suitable. The current density below is taken from Project Document: Structure Surface Gasoline / Gas Oil Firewater Coating Breakdown (%) 5 10
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6.3.3

CURRENT DRAIN The tanks do not need to be electrically isolated from any foreign structures using isolation joints / flanges and polarisation cells as this is an internal system. Where possible the tank should be electrically isolated from earthing / grounding systems and any re-bar used in construction.

6.3.4

CURRENT DEMAND The current demand for each tank is calculated based on the surface area and the applicable final current density for steel as given in section 6.3.2.

6.3.5

CP PROTECTION POTENTIAL RANGES The effectiveness of the cathodic protection systems should be determined by potential shift. The following instant off or IR free potentials should apply in the case of all tank bases. The protection criteria for items in contact with soil are in line with international specifications and in summary: Steel in Water -0.800 to -1.050 Volts with respect to a Ag/AgCl reference electrode. 100 mV polarisation shift. All above potentials are IR free or OFF potentials.

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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS INTERNAL CP

7.1 DESIGN PARAMETERS

Structure to be protected and Diameter / Height considered for CP

Gas Oil: 25 m / 1 m Gasoline: 17.5 m / 1 m Firewater: 17.5 m / 12.5 m

Coating

10 % Coating Breakdown Factor 5 % for Firewater only

Design Life Current Density CP Protection Criteria, Eag Water Resistivity

: : : :

25 Years Permanent CP 156.25 mA/m at 30 C -0.80 V (IR Free) 200 Ohm.cm or less
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7.2 CATHODIC PROTECTION PHILOSOPHY The cathodic protection system for the internal surfaces will be based on a sacrificial anode cathodic protection (SACP) system and the minimum design life for the permanent system shall be 25 years. The permanent cathodic protection system for the internal of the tanks will be based on aluminium sacrificial anodes which shall be bolted to welded support brackets installed at various locations around the base of each tank. Temporary protection is not required as the permanent system can be energised upon completion of the tank.

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DESIGN CALCULATIONS INTERNAL CP The design of the system is based on the diameter and height of the tank bottom, anode size and weight, and the cathodic protection current requirement for the given environment. The equations derived enabled the determination of the number of anodes and the anode resistances.

8.1 CALCULATION SUMMARY The table below is an executive summary of the calculations in this section:

Tank SA If Ia An1 Ma An2 At = = = = = = = Surface Area (m) Current Individual Anode Current Anode Number for Current Individual Anode Mass Anode Number for Mass Anode Number Required

Gas Oil 570 8.90 0.25 36 25.2 37 40

Gasoline 296 4.62 0.25 19 25.2 19 24

Firewater 928 7.25 0.25 29 25.2 30 34

Unit m A A No kg No No

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8.2 CURRENT REQUIREMENTS The current required for the internal tank surface to be protected is shown below: The internal surface area of the structure (GAS OIL TANK ONLY) is calculated using the following formula:

SA = .r 2 + .d .h
Where for tank,

R D H SA

= = = = =

Pi Radius Diameter Height Surface Area (m)

3.142 12.5 25.0 1.0 569.41 m m m m

The current required for GAS OIL TANK can then be calculated using the following:

If = (SA.J .Fc )
Where for tank, SA J Fc If = Surface Area Current Density Coating Breakdown Factor Final Current 596.41 156.25 10 8.90 m mA % A

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8.3 NUMBER OF ANODES BY CURRENT OUTPUT The anode resistance is calculated using the following equation:

Rf =
Where,

4l f (ln 1) 2l f rf
2 112.5 49.2 1.19 Ohm.m cm cm Ohm

lf rf Rf

= = = =

Water Resistivity Final Anode Length (90%) Final Effective Anode Radius (50%) Final Anode Resistance to Earth

Then, the maximum current output per anodes is calculated using Ohms Law:

Ia =
Where, V Rf Ia = = = Anode Driving Potential

V Rf
5

0.30 1.19 0.25

V Ohm A

Final Anode Resistance to Earth Individual Anode Current

The minimum number of anodes is calculated from the total current required divided by the maximum current output for each individual anode.

An1 =
Where for tank, If Ia An1 = = = Final Current Individual Anode Current

If Ia
8.90 0.25 36 A A No.

Anode Number (Current)

Anode Driving Potential is the potentials difference between the protected potential and the open circuit anode potential
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8.4 NUMBER OF ANODES BY WEIGHT The total anode weight is calculated using the following equation:

Mt =
Where for the tank, Im t Z UF Mt = = = = = Current Design Life

I m .t.8760 Z .UF
8.90 25 2500 85 917.6 A Years A.hours/kg % kg

Alloy Anode Amp/Hour Capacity Utilisation Factor Total Anode Mass

Finally, the minimum number of anodes is calculated from the total mass required divided by the mass of each individual anode.

An 2 =
Where for tank, Mt Ma An2 = = = Total Anode Mass Individual Anode Mass Anode Number

Mt Ma
917.6 25.2 37 kg kg No.

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SUMMARY OF INSTALLATION INTERNAL CP From the design calculations above the number of anodes required for the Permanent CP will be the greater of An1 and An2: Gas Oil Tanks:

An1 An2 An2 At

= = = =

Anode Number (Current) Anode Number (Mass) Anode Number (Distribution) Total Anode Number

36 37 40 40

No. No. No. No.

Gasoline Tanks:

An1 An2 An2 At

= = = =

Anode Number (Current) Anode Number (Mass) Anode Number (Distribution) Total Anode Number

19 19 24 24

No. No. No. No.

Firewater Tank: An1 An2 An2 At = = = = Anode Number (Current) Anode Number (Mass) Anode Number (Distribution) Total Anode Number 30 29 34 34 No. No. No. No.

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